Monday, October 15, 2018

Something New at the Short Film Competition – Part I


 Saturday, Oct.27 beginning at 10:00 am

(**please note minor time changes from previous announcements, caused by the availability of speakers**)

One of the things we emphasize at Parrsboro’s Film Festival is contact between audience and film makers. This year we are expanding the Short Film Competition to include speakers. Each film maker will have 2 minutes for an introduction, followed by the screening of their film, with 3 minutes--immediately following--for Questions & Answers. We have speakers with most of the 10 films in this year’s competition. Film makers who cannot attend are encouraged to send a prepared introduction that we will read for you (2 minutes maximum, please; we’re on a tight schedule!)

And in a major change from previous festivals …

In order to make room for this expanded program, this year the Short Film Competition will continue after lunch (see schedule below)

While we are counting the ballots, the audience is invited to stay for a special screening (see our next post: “Something New at the Short Film Competition – Part II”)

Short Film Competition Revised Schedule
Saturday, October 27
10:00 - 10:02 am              Welcome & introduction to Short Film Competition

I. SHORT SHORTS (no more than 5 minutes)
10:03 - 10:04 am              PFF introduction for Sarah Gignac
10:05 - 10:07 am              Borscht & Fresh Bread (1min 40 sec)                                                                                                                                      

10:08 - 10:10 am              PFF introduction for Lorna Kirk                  
10:11 - 10:13 am              Him (1 min 56 sec)                                                          

10:14 - 10:16 am              Anna Quon intro (2 min)                                              
10:17 - 10:20 am              The Day I Stopped Talking (2 min 50 sec)
10:21 - 10:24 am              Anna Quon Q&A (3 min)                                              

10:25 - 10:27 am              Israel Ekanem intro (2 min)                                         
10:28 - 10:33 am              Dearg (4 min 22 sec)
10:34 - 10:37 am              Israel Ekanem Q&A (3 min)                         

10:38 - 10:48 am              PAUSE FOR VOTING/BREAK (10 minutes)              

II. SHORT FILMS (no more than 20 minutes)
10:49 - 10:50   am       NOTE: **this competition will continue after lunch**
10:51 - 10:53 am              Lisa Rose Snow intro (2 min)       
10:54 - 11:03 am              Meet Maurice Crosby (8 min 2 sec)
11:04 - 11:07 am              Rachel/Lisa Q&A (3 min)                                              

11:08 - 11:10 am              Kevin Hartford intro (2 min)                        
11:11 - 11:20 am              My Mother’s Armenian Christmas Bread Recipe (8 min 34 sec)
11:21 - 11:24 am              Kevin Hartford Q&A (3 min)                        

11:25 - 11:27 am              Taylor Olsen intro (2 min)                            
11:28 - 11:37 am              Grace (8 min 42 sec)
11:38 - 11:41 pm              Taylor/Khoumbie Q&A (3 min)                  

11:42 - 11:44 pm              Israel Ekanem intro         (2 min)                 
11:45 - 11:55 am              Drown the Lovers (9 min 45 sec)
11:56 - 11:59 am              Israel Ekanem Q&A (3 min)                         

       CONTINUED AFTER LUNCH   
       HOMEMADE FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE HALL 

noon - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:01 - 1:02 pm NOTE: This is the continuation of the second short film category

1:03 - 1:05 pm   Andrew Coll intro (2 min)                             
1:06 - 1:20 pm   Duet (13 min 6 sec)
1:21 - 1:24 pm   Andrew Coll Q&A (3 min)                             

1:25 - 1:26 pm   PFF introduction for Hannah Lewis intro
1:27 - 1:44 pm   Meshes of the Ocean (16 min 45 sec)     

1:45 – 1:55 pm   PAUSE FOR VOTING (10 minutes)

After we collect the ballots and are counting the votes, we invite the audience to stay to a special screening of the documentary Silent No More (watch for details in our next post).

Winners will be announced after the Question & Answer period following this screening.